Prodigal Son (Part I)

Will Tommy Garcia rescue Gladwyne’s foundering Peace Mission? Not if Mother Divine has her way.



“Prodigal Son” and “Keys to the Kingdom,” September and October 2010.
In this powerful two-part series, senior writer J.F. Pirro documents the 74-year saga of Gladwyne’s Peace Mission, one of the Main Line’s most mysterious and controversial institutions. Much of the story is told through the eyes of a man who was thought to be a potential successor to its deceased leader, Father Divine. The revelations about the withering cult and its reclusive matriarch are shocking.


[Part 1 of 2. Click here for the conclusion.]

“She is wonderful. She is wonderful. God bless Mother forever.”
 

With the Peace Mission seemingly on its last legs, its picturesque headquarters in Gladwyne is still a sight to see, even if its aging matriarch, Mother Divine, remains largely out of sight. Just when a savior seemed unlikely, a former Peace Mission prodigy has emerged with a plan to resurrect the controversial movement—if only he could get Mom onboard.

A photo of a young Tommy Garcia used in his Peace

Mission recruitment.

Mrs. M.J. “Mother” Divine stands before her 20 visitors in a matching navy-blue overcoat, knit hat and wool pants. Her earmuffs are white, her orthotic shoes an institutional tan. Not that color matters here at Woodmont, the Gladwyne headquarters of the Rev. M.J. “Father” Divine’s International Peace Mission Movement, an interracial religious and social sect that peaked in the 1930s and still worships its founder as God.

The 74-acre Woodmont estate is the dissipating movement’s self-proclaimed “Mount of the House of the Lord.” Beyond its parking lot, which Mr. Leon supervises, a series of solar panels powers the property’s newest structure, a library dedicated to housing Father’s words and wisdom. “We’re going green around here,” says Mr. Roger, another Peace Mission “brother.”

With a date-stone that reads 2009 A.D.F.D. (Anno Domini Father Divine), the library is one of two Peace Mission shrines. Father is buried in a reported $300,000-$500,000 mausoleum in the shadows of the striking 1892 Gothic manor house built by Alan Wood Jr. Perched high above what were once Wood’s steel mills in Conshohocken, Woodmont was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998. Near the bronze plaque indicating as much, a matching smaller one simply reads, “Peace.”

“No snow is falling on us,” says Mother privately but within earshot, her eyes but horizontal slits recessed in a puffy face. “It’s a beautiful sky. It’s good to get out of the house.”

Then, as if on cue, Mother greets the participants in Woodmont’s Winter Trek, a long-standing public walking tour of the grounds. Her voice elevates a notch: “Peace, everyone. Welcome. Thank God for this beautiful day. Let’s first go over here and take a good look at Conshohocken.”

With a female follower on each arm—one black, one white—Mother makes her way up the embankment of Montgomery County’s highest peak as another follower fawns over her: “Peace, Mother dear.”

But that’s as far as Mother Divine gets this February morning. For the first time in more than 30 years, she won’t be leading the tour. Yvette Calm will. When approached on her retreat to the manor house, Mother immediately consents to an interview at the mere mention of discussing Father Divine and Woodmont. “I can talk to you right now,” she says, her eyes widening, her mouth forming a smile harmonious with her kingdom name, Sweet Angel.

But almost instantly, the request—like others before and since for this story—is quashed by her entourage. “Later, after the walk,” several say in unison.

Now in her mid-80s, Mother Divine has lived an extraordinarily public life. But as her physical and mental health has deteriorated, she’s been carefully coddled and guarded. Her receding public persona raises questions—suspicions even—about the Peace Mission’s intentional community (sociological lingo for a cult) and about Woodmont, also the spiritual headquarters for Palace Mission, Inc., one of the movement’s incorporated churches. Even so, the estate remains free and open to public tours on Sunday afternoons from April through October.

Father Divine died in 1965. His death is the impetus behind the group’s annual “Holy Days” open house held Sept. 10-12. Yet Peace Mission members continue to live at Woodmont and various Philadelphia outposts with same-sex, “opposite-complected” (Peace Mission speak) roommates. They practice celibacy. Followers say they neither look back nor forward. Ideologically, there’s no past or future. There are no time lines, no seasons. They do not reminisce. Heaven is on Earth—or at least atop the Mount of the House of the Lord.

At the movement’s height, Peace Mission membership was thought to be 2 million, with an estimated 170 “heavens,” or extension settlements. Now, like their aging matriarch, most followers—all of them systematically stripped of family at one point—are in their 80s, 90s or older.

The Peace Mission’s Woodmont headquarters in Gladwyne.

So what happens when Mother Divine lays down her physical body? What lies ahead for the pristine Gladwyne property that Palace Mission communally owns? Who gets whatever millions might remain from the lifetime work and contributions of thousands of converts? When a cult dies, exactly who is left to pick over its carcass? And does its religion survive?

In one way or another, the answers to these questions may well involve 56-year-old Tommy Garcia. Mother Divine has publicly called him “a thorn in her side.” But he’s also a willing savior, despite what 6 ABC conveyed last fall. Though its cameras were turned away at Woodmont’s gates, its story insinuated that Garcia has a lawsuit against the Peace Mission. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Garcia was raised in the movement. And if he’s permitted to return to his childhood home, he has a plan reminiscent of Father Divine’s original outreach efforts—one that could reverse years of social damage and abuse he and other defectors say they’ve experienced.

He’d like to use Woodmont as a hub for launching a foundation for abandoned children—like he once was—and another foundation to bridge the country’s enduring racial divide.

“[Mother Divine’s] cronies and handlers think I’m a threat to the later part of their lives,” says Garcia. “They’re living in a make-believe land of luxury, and they’re scared I’ll take that away. Plus, I know too much, have seen too much—and I talk up a storm.”

 

The office where Garcia first met Father Divine.

In some ways, Tommy Garcia died and went to heaven when he arrived at Woodmont in June 1962. That first day, Father Divine greeted the 8-year-old with a big smile, telling him his real mother and father didn’t want him, but that Father did. Then, he was ushered off with a chauffeur and bodyguard named Happy Love to buy clothes at the King of Prussia Plaza. “Tommy, I’m not God,” Garcia recalls Father Divine telling him. “But these people believe I am—and I don’t want to disappoint them.”

Tommy was enrolled at Gladwyne Elementary School between 1962 and 1965. Judy Bard, his fifth-grade teacher, recalls that he was always dirty and that no one ever came to his parent-teacher conferences. “He was hiding his identity,” Bard says now. “He was driven by limo, but insisted that he was dropped off a few blocks away. In those few blocks, he dirtied his clothes. He didn’t want anyone to know who he was.”

Before long, other kids caught on anyway. They noticed that the rich kid in the limousine had a last name that didn’t jibe with the Gladwyne stereotype. Trouble followed. One day, Tommy bloodied a bully’s nose after the adversary asked if that “ni---r on the top of the hill with the white wife was his daddy.”

The school called Woodmont. Father Divine wouldn’t stand for violence—not in a peace mission. To avoid further harassment, Garcia says, Father directed a high-ranking church officer, Ms. St. Mary Bloom, who sometimes acted as his guardian, to prepare adoption papers (documents that have never surfaced) to officially make Tommy a Divine. But after Father’s death, Mother sent Tommy to the Church Farm School in Exton for seventh and eighth grade from 1966 to ’68. While there, Garcia contacted his biological father, Tomas Guillermo Garcia, in California. He left the mission with Mother’s advice to “learn all you can learn about the outside world, then come home to Woodmont.”

As an adult, Garcia paid his former elementary school teacher a visit—first to her classroom, then to her home. “That night, he told me the story I never knew,” Bard recalls. “But he also wanted to learn about himself. He was trying to piece together his past.”

The way Garcia explains it, Father Divine—then in his mid-80s—had needed a successor to groom. According to him, Father had sent a recruiter to the West Coast to find a “brown, little boy with charisma.” In The New Day, the Peace Mission’s now-defunct weekly newspaper, which last published in 1992, Father spoke of symbolically uniting Canada, the United States and Mexico to form a single borderless continent.

In Garcia’s view, Mother Divine—born Edna Rose Ritchings in Vancouver (which the mission denies, as it does Father’s early life as George Baker Jr., the son of Southern sharecroppers) represented Canada. Father was the United States. Tommy, the offspring of a Greek mother and Mexican father, represented Mexico.

Peace Mission recruiter Louise Schell came upon young Tommy and his birth mother, Georgia Costa Garcia, who was photographing him on Sunset Boulevard just outside Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Los Angeles. Photos were sent to Father for approval. Garcia says he later saw them in a safe at Woodmont.

Garcia still recalls Schell’s piercing blue eyes as she convinced Georgia to travel to Philadelphia to escape an abusive, alcoholic husband and father. Within two hours of their arrival at Woodmont, Tommy was separated from his mother and his younger sister, Susy, then 3.

The Peace Mission has a long documented history of separating children from their birth parents, then raising them within the sect under guardianship. Swarthmore’s David Clark, a founding board member of the Recovering Former Cultists’ Support Network, says cults offer “idealistic altruism but, in reality, are very exploitive.”

“Only the leadership benefits,” asserts Clark, an International Cultic Studies Association speaker for two decades now.

Keenly aware of their inherent legal, civil and religious rights, cults orchestrate custodial matters in ways that won’t—and can’t—be legally contested. Sects infiltrate counties or states that are favorable to them, particularly with regard to religious tax exemptions, says Clark.

Other than Father Divine, Tommy was the only one with a private room at Woodmont. It came by request after he claimed he was sexually abused and shot at on the estate the week he arrived. Garcia says he also wore handcrafted suits identical to Father’s. At the Holy Communion Banquet, the mission’s ongoing religious celebration, he sat in a lion’s head chair, the type reserved only for Father and Mother.

But the first time Margaret Faith met Tommy at Woodmont, he was crying in a corner of the kitchen. “No one wants me,” she recalls him saying.

“I made friends with him,” recounts Faith, an octogenarian who lives in an Ardmore apartment and, for decades, was Father’s personal waitress. “We were nice to Tommy. I was very fond of him. But now what I’ve heard [about a lawsuit], I don’t like. He didn’t even get that close to Father—definitely not. There were a lot of different children we were taking care of. In his case, we had no choice. He was brought—dumped, you might say.”

After Tommy left the movement, his sister, Susy, remained with the Peace Mission until 1974. There, she battled drug abuse and endured a longtime consensual teenage sexual relationship with a middle-aged, now-deceased follower. After a subsequent pregnancy and abortion, she was exiled for bad behavior, married at Elvis’ Graceland to a Hollywood dentist, only to be murdered by two strangers in Los Angeles in 1993—a case that was solved in three days. “Her brainwashing had a direct effect on her death,” says Garcia, who considers her mission relationship a molestation. “She was still living in the other world, the only one she ever knew. Susy didn’t have a chance. They stole her soul.”

In 1978, Garcia’s birth mother legally changed her name to Harmony Faith Love. She died in the movement on Jan. 25, 2001, and the non-traumatic seizure said to have killed her still puzzles her son. Police and the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office documented a bottle of Dilantin on her nightstand. It’s a medication known to produce a lateral stare (and compliance), but also commonly prescribed 30 years ago for epilepsy. Garcia maintains that there was never a family history of the disorder. Following an autopsy, she was immediately cremated when Philadelphia funeral director Bernard J. Archer was told Ms. Harmony had no immediate family. Four months later, Garcia received a certified letter from the movement with a copy of his mother’s death certificate. It was wrapped in Peace Mission letterhead.

It’s likely that a few phone calls made by Lori Garcia stirred the anti-Tommy stew at the Peace Mission. Unbeknownst to her husband, Lori called Woodmont in early 1998 and asked for Mother Divine. She wanted to know the whereabouts of Garcia’s birth mother. Apparently, because Lori’s maiden name (Reicheg) sounded similar to a last name of two other sister-followers (Kryshak), she was put through. She introduced herself as Tommy’s wife, but Mother wouldn’t answer questions.

“She kept repeating, ‘The spirit moves in mysterious ways,’” Lori remembers. “She must have said it 20 times. Then I hung up.”

It’s the only contact the two ever had.

In May 1999, Lori reached Garcia’s mother at her job in the Key Flowers dining room at Father’s Divine Tracy Hotel in Philadelphia. “I told her who I was, and all she kept saying was, ‘I don’t identify with those links (nondescript code, Lori believes, because her conversation was monitored).’ I thought, ‘Is she totally brainwashed?’ At the end, I said, ‘You are my mother-in-law. You are Tommy’s mother. We will always have a place for you. You can come live with us and be safe.’ All she said was, ‘I will keep your information for future use.’ Then, less than a year later, she suddenly disappears.”

 

Garcia and his sister Susy in 1960.

Father Divine’s Modesty Code: “No Smoking. No Drinking. No Obscenity. No Vulgarity. No Profanity. No Undue Mixing of Sexes. No Receiving of Gifts, Presents, Tips or Bribes.”

Following Tommy Garcia’s years at Woodmont, it took his sister’s murder, years of soul searching, his marriage to Lori, and hypnosis in 2006 before he could confront his past and focus on the future. As founder of the Association for the Alignment of Past Life, Dr. Morris Netherton has encountered some bizarre cases in his 45-year career, including victims of Germany’s Josef Fritzl, who fathered six children during a 24-year confinement with his sex-slave daughter. Within six weeks, Netherton broke the spell on Garcia.

“Father Divine turned him into the Little Divine One,” Netherton says. “He was told his whole life, ‘This will all be yours. When Father dies, you’re the leader, the messiah, and all the land and money is yours.’ Then, Mother Divine stepped in.”

In those sessions, Garcia recounted his sexual abuse away from Woodmont in Divine-run city hotels, where interracial male roommates engaged in sex acts in his presence, then involved him. He could name names, but he hasn’t publicly. He was never abused by Father Divine, but the Peace Mission’s celibacy code inspired same-sex activity, since there was “no undue mixing of the sexes,” says Garcia.

“Tommy’s case is real,” says Netherton. “[Under hypnosis], his story never changed, and he would not—and could not—find what’s not there. I really hope he finds peace, but there was this contrast between the way things were supposed to be in the kingdom and the way he was literally raped. I asked him over and over, ‘Are you sure you want to put this out there?’ He said, ‘Yes, I want to tell the truth about them.’”

Garcia contends that the bulk of the abuse he suffered was mental. “Master Tommy,” he says, was never brainwashed as a follower, only as a leader—to attain his status as the Son of God, as the Prodigal Son. “I had to march in step to that, or the threat was that I would be sent to an orphanage,” he says. “I was a Garcia, but I had to act like a Divine. Father Divine made me feel more special than my own dad ever did. He showered me with gifts, all totally contradictory to the code. Once, for me, he had a banquet with entirely Mexican food. The person I am today is not because of my (ill and largely estranged) biological father, but because of Father Divine.”

Garcia recounts his last visit to Woodmont in 1989. After a banquet, Mother rose and addressed the crowd, saying she was aware that many followers didn’t believe in her deity or rank as Father’s “Spotless, Virgin Bride.” Followers adored Father’s first wife, who was black. But he told his flock that the white woman he named “Sweet Angel”—who may have been 50 years younger when they married in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 1946 (another Peace Mission celebration day)—was a reincarnation of Peninah, his first spouse, who’s said to have died in 1943.

In response, Garcia rose and defended Mother. “During my speech, followers began shouting, ‘Praise the Lord! The Prodigal Son has returned!’” he says.

As Mother retreated upstairs that night, she called to Garcia, telling him that no one had ever defended her in front of the followers. “She thanked me,” he says. “She also said she was aware that (high-ranking church officer) Dorothy Darling wanted to speak with me—but that, if I loved her the way she knew I did, I would honor her request not to speak with Ms. Dorothy.”

Garcia believes Darling—who, before her death in or around 2002, told others that she was unhappy with how the Tommy issue was handled—may have held his adoption papers after Ms. St. Mary Bloom died in a mission residence fire some 20 years earlier. Or, at least she knew about them. This spring, without success, Garcia searched adoption records in Montgomery County and New York, Father’s headquarters before his move to Philadelphia in 1942. A similar search here came up empty .

“So I was kidnapped, brainwashed, molested, told no one wants me,” he says. “Now, [I’m] told I’m a thorn in Mother’s side when she’s been a dagger in everyone’s back all her life. Inside, I feel like damaged goods, but I can’t act that way.”

 

Followers come out in droves for Father in the 1930s.

On the Main Line, the singular enduring image of Father Divine’s Peace Mission was the caravan of black limousines that always came and went along Spring Mill Road to and from Woodmont. Others still speak of Divine’s fleet of domestic workers for hire. With names like Sincere Enthusiasm, they surrendered the bulk of their earnings for the right to live communally as consecrated co-workers and worship Father Divine as a deity.

Divine’s is a well-documented social model. Beginning in 1919 and strengthening from the Great Depression through the 1940s, the Peace Mission uprooted followers from their families—and from poverty—turning them into a loyal, self-sufficient lot. “What began happening en masse [for blacks] in the 1960s and ’70s, Father Divine began in the 1930s,” says Bob Thomas, an architect who, in the early 1990s, did the master planning at Woodmont that led to the visitors’ center and library.

Critics say Father—all 5-foot-2 of him—was a dynamic salesman who used religion and economic desperation to prey on weak minds. At open banquets, he fed guests, then bowled them over with charismatic sermons and stories of faith healing and acts of retribution. Still, Garcia says, “As happy as all of those people were supposed to be, they weren’t happy every day.”

But snitching often advanced standing, and surviving followers and defectors remain fearful of retribution. Emptied of their finances, many were left too insolvent to leave.

Sonya Hoffmann was a child in the mission from 1960 to 1972. She was raised in multiple Main Line homes with her German grandmother, live-in housekeeper/follower Elise Vollman (known as Lisa Free in the movement). Anytime Hoffmann was sick or injured, she was told it was Father’s retribution for bad behavior—and that she must beg his forgiveness to be cured. After she burnt a hand black, the mission never took her to a doctor, but Bryn Mawr Elementary School finally did when the wound wouldn’t heal.

A month from graduation in 1972, she says Mother yanked her out of Lower Merion High School—then, ultimately, “put her out” (mission speak for expulsion) weeks before her 17th birthday, and after a drug overdose and hospitalization.

“There was so much damage done,” says Hoffmann, now 55. “Adults are supposed to help kids grow, but everything they did to me was harmful.”

Hoffmann’s grandmother was pressured to surrender custody of her, but she never did—which explains why they lived outside movement-owned properties. Her grandmother died in the movement at age 103 in 2003, and she’d been told never to speak with Sonya later in her life. “By then, I was what they call ‘mortal flesh,’” says Hoffmann.

Sometimes called angels, Peace Mission members continue to follow doctrine, speaking from scripts, as if frozen in time. “They made me listen to tape recordings of Father Divine,” Garcia says. “They made me read The New Day daily. But Father Divine never preached to me—not once. He told me he wasn’t God. But most of the rest of them pushed that he was God for 24 hours a day.”

Still, Father’s spirit and charisma moved many—Garcia included. All were left to interpret the influence. Books on Father and the movement tend to end with his death. They don’t address the decline of the sect as it has evaporated—and continues to evaporate—under Mother’s charge. Garcia’s view, and that of others, is from the inside out.

 

The Divine Lorraine, one of two Philadelphia

hotels owned by Father Divine.

Both before and after the death of Father Divine, a battle for succession at the Peace Mission was being waged. The Rev. Jim Jones, the infamous leader behind the 1978 Jonestown Massacre in Guyana, had visited Father as many as six times between 1959 and 1965. That much has been substantiated by the Jonestown Institute at San Diego State University.

Like Garcia, Jones was led to believe he’d succeed Father Divine. In part, some researchers and historians suggest that Tommy Garcia was recruited to stifle Jones’ increasingly aggressive interest.

After Father’s death, Jones would arrive with “train-length” busloads of his own followers, says Hoffmann. In a final takeover attempt in 1971, he left with 30-40 mission members. “For two weeks, it was a battle of the cults, back and forth across the banquet table over which one was better,” she says. (Read the Peace Mission’s response to the Guyana mass suicide six days after the tragedy at libertynet.org/fdipmm/mdbook/jimjontx.html.)

“Father Divine taught [Jones] to be God,” says 80-year-old Ted Patrick, who was a special consultant to Gov. Ronald Reagan before he left to turn cult deprogramming into an art form.

Often jailed and sued, the San Diego resident claims 2,600 deprogrammings, including some in Philadelphia involving Peace Mission followers. “He had a lot of people fooled,” Patrick says of Father Divine. “Everybody knew him in those days as God Almighty, King of Glory.”

Rebecca Moore, the chair of San Diego State’s religious studies department, lost two sisters (Carolyn Layton, Jones’ female companion who ran daily operations, and Annie Moore, his nurse) and a nephew at Jonestown. Twelve years ago, she joined her husband, Fielding McGehee III, in forming the Jonestown Institute, starting the process of uniting some 100 Jonestown survivors, preserving some 35,000 Peoples Temple resources and formally linking Jones to the Divines. “One reason Mother Divine was so hostile to Jim Jones is because she saw him as a real threat,” says McGehee. “Now, Tommy is trying to do the same thing. I’m sure Mother Divine does not distinguish between the two.”

E. Black, a 30-year Peace Mission researcher who conceals her real name, has written extensively that the current incarnation exists only as an immediate support system for Mother Divine and her current staff. “It has absolutely no social reach or impact on the contemporary societies where it states it exists,” she says, pointing out that the movement is engineering a move into extinction.

Garcia admits that his relationship with Mother Divine was always strained. He calls her shrewd and calculating.

“Is she the head of the movement?” he poses. “Yes—because of her position. But can she lead? No. All of the followers have left except for a small group of those who’ve decided that they should continue to live a life of luxury and privilege off the backs of thousands. And that’s where we disagree.”

Now a local short-sale real estate investor, Hoffmann says the mission “worked me to the hilt.” Before child labor laws, she picked in Woodmont’s fields from 5 a.m. on Saturdays until banquet at 2 p.m., then served all night. She says she was never paid a penny for 40-plus work hours a week. After she turned 16 and had working papers, she washed dishes for two months at Haverford College. Those checks went to her grandmother—then, presumably, to the mission.

“If [Mother dies] tomorrow, I won’t shed a tear,” says Hoffmann. “I feel sorry for all those people who worked their behinds off for all those years, for those who bought the properties, for those who gave up all of their money only in the end to not even be properly taken care of.”

 

Father Divine with his first wife, Peninah.

Father Divine has a 1,293-page FBI file. It’s been reported that he moved to Philadelphia to escape a $6,000 legal summons won by a defector in New York. Among his diverse service-industry businesses were grocery stores, gas stations, farms in New York, and real estate holdings everywhere. On the wealthy Main Line, his domestic housekeepers filled an undeniable need.

It’s always been difficult to track Father Divine’s following in Europe and elsewhere. Every business, farm, hotel or church was a self-contained, well-oiled moneymaking machine. But just before his death, the machine began leaking oil. The last of the 25 New York heavens was sold in 1985. The Peace Mission extension in California dried up in the ’90s.

The mission’s Philadelphia decline is perhaps most notable for the recent sale of its two landmark hotels. The 10-floor, 350-room Divine Lorraine on North Broad Street became the first integrated first-class hotel in America in 1948. It first sold for a reported $2 million in 2000, twice since, and was just listed by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia as an endangered property. The Divine Tracy in West Philadelphia sold for a reported $9 million in 2006, and now houses Penn and Drexel students.

In the end, there simply weren’t enough of their own to operate the hotels according to Father Divine’s code. Garcia and Hoffmann estimate that 90 percent of the followers remaining after Father’s death left under Mother’s early reign.

“The difference was in how people were treated,” says Hoffmann, who was stripped of the be-all, end-all “Rosebud” choir jacket Father had given her at age 6. “It was all Mother. She was it. She was the ruling factor. It was her way, and you had to do what she wanted. If there was resistance, she started her stuff. She was ruthless—quite contrary to her name, Sweet Angel.”

At 92, Bernard Archer is among the oldest licensed funeral directors in the state. He has handled the Peace Mission’s city business since 1969. But not at Woodmont, where “a classy undertaker” goes. He gets the call if there’s a death at South Broad Street’s Circle Mission Church, Home & Training School or the Westminster Evangelical Home, the mission’s designated elder-care facility on North 41st Street.
Up until the past six or eight years, an automatic cremation was ordered. “The body was always burned,” Archer says.

Now, there are traditional viewings and burials that about 20 people attend, but the death rate is down to one or two a year; it was eight or 10 for years, Archer says.

One source says Mother Divine has been centralizing control and funneling money back to Woodmont. Another says she’s “downloading the organization to practically nothing.” Like a pension system, if no one is paying in, funds dry up. Father didn’t believe in health or life insurance—let alone Social Security—so something has to give.

“Either they run out of people, run out of money, or both,” says Dan Fascione, a 30-year neighbor whose property borders Woodmont on three sides.

Fascione has sat with Mother and her advisers at Woodmont. He says it’s clear that a “genius” is running affairs—whoever it is. “It’s like the last of the Shakers (at Sabbathday Lake, Maine), so it’s an eerie feeling,” he says. “And I do worry about it.”

No one knows—or won’t say—what happens when Mother dies. The Peace Mission’s ideology doesn’t support any sort of hierarchy or develop leaders. “There are no layaway plans,” says Meekness Faith, one of two Peace Mission church presidents who spoke on Mother’s behalf after the February trek at Woodmont.

But concern for the fate of the mission may be unwarranted. Former Gladwyne ward commissioner Ken Davis suggests that maybe there’s an outsider—an element of surprise—that no one knows about. Still, he says, “I hope [Mother] and the movement have made provisions. It would be foolish, if not.”

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Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
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Website »

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Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
Website »

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Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different...

Cost: Included with Admission

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 215-925-2800
Contact Name: Tessa Coberly
Website »

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Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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The Clay Studio’s Graduate Student Biennial joins the region-wide celebration of Walt Whitman: Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy. was a monumental figure in the American art and Literature...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Website »

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New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
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July is gift of music month at King of Prussia Mall! In partnership with the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), King of Prussia Mall will offer live jazz ensemble performances during each...

Cost: 0

Where:
King of Prussia Mall
160 N Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA  19406
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Contact Name: King of Prussia Mall
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Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Website »

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Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Website »

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This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
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Skip the small talk and dive into meaningful human connection with Authentic Relating.   Join us for a nourishing afternoon of Authentic Relating, a practice in presence, vulnerability,...

Cost: $30-40

Where:
Common Space
25 Rittenhouse Pl
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: Let's Be Authentic
Telephone: 484-580-9155
Contact Name: Rachel Whitworth
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Ron and his black Labrador, Onyx, had a goal of biking across the country, from Oregon to Pennsylvania, to raise money and awareness for Canine Partners for Life (CPL), a nonprofit organization...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canine Partners for Life’s Campus
334 Faggs Manor Rd
Cochranville, PA  19330
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Sponsor: Canine Partners for Life
Telephone: 610-869-4902 x222
Contact Name: Tonya Guy
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July 14th Horses & Hometown Pride, presented by Landhope Farms. Craft Vendors, Food Trucks, Family Games, Signature Drinks, Polo and Concert. Part two of the new this summer is the Summer...

Cost: $15

Where:
Brandywine Polo
232 Polo Rd
Toughkenamon , PA  19374
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Join us at the Brandywine Polo Club for the classic Sunday Polo Match each and every Sunday at 3pm from May 26 – September 30, 2019, gate opens 1:30pm. All are welcome! Polo Match 3-5pm....

Cost: $15

Where:
Brandywine Polo
232 Polo Rd
Toughkenamon, PA  19374
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A fantastic, hands-on learning experience! Experience the American Revolution in Chester County through the eyes of a patriot, a loyalist, and a civilian. Led by a trained teacher, participants...

Cost: $8.00/person

Where:
William Brinton 1704 House
21 Oakland Road
West Chester, PA  19382
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Sponsor: Brinton Association of America
Telephone: 610-399-0913
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Meet us on the street for food trucks, a beer garden, live music, and art. Our third Barnes on the Block, presented in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, is FREE and bigger than ever,...

Cost: Pay as you go

Where:
20th and Callowhill
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Barnes Foundation
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We are kicking off the week with a Ping Pong Tournament on Monday, July 8th from 7PM-10PM that is sure to get you excited for the Wimbledon matches! Then we'll celebrate with an exclusive...

Cost: N/A

Where:
SPiN Philadelphia
211 South 15th St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-837-7988
Contact Name: SPiN
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You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about...

Cost: $26-$43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Sponsor: Act II Playhouse
Telephone: 215-654-0200
Contact Name: Box Office
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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
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Contact Name: John Bletch

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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
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Website »

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The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Website »

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Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
Website »

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The public is invited to an artist reception for the 3rd Annual Summer Fellow Exhibition featuring work by Ibiyinka Alao and Katie Knoeringer on June 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Arts...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
View map »


Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
Website »

More information

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
Website »

More information

Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Website »

More information

The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600

More information

The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
Website »

More information

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

More information

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6700
Website »

More information

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

Explore Andalusia Historic House & Gardens during guided house tours and self-guided garden tours every Monday and Tuesday, April - October (closed holidays). This National...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House and Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia, PA  19020
View map »


Website »

More information

Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
Website »

More information

 Explore Andalusia Historic House & Gardens during guided house tours and self-guided garden tours every Monday and Tuesday, April - October (closed holidays). This National...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia, PA  19020
View map »

More information

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Website »

More information

New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
View map »

More information

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Website »

More information

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Website »

More information

This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
Website »

More information

Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 267-928-4297
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern
Website »

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PAPA Mini-Residency Showcase Monday, July 15, 7 p.m. RSVP HERE: bit.ly/PAPAResidency2019​ Asian Arts Initiative’s Mini-Residency Program series supports and celebrates diverse...

Cost: 0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Website »

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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
View map »


Contact Name: John Bletch

More information

Get your drink on AND your think on, because Misconduct Tavern is hosting its weekly Wednesday night Quizzos starting at 8 PM. Bring your friends and come get ready for fun games, drinks, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »


Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

More information

In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

The public is invited to an artist reception for the 3rd Annual Summer Fellow Exhibition featuring work by Ibiyinka Alao and Katie Knoeringer on June 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Arts...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
View map »


Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
Website »

More information

Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Website »

More information

Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
Website »

More information

The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Website »

More information

The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
Website »

More information

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
Website »

More information

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6700
Website »

More information

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

More information

Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
Website »

More information

Time Travel! Every Tuesday in July and August 10:00 am–3:00 pm Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During...

Cost: Members Free. Nonmembers:$5 per child;$5 per one adult,$15 per additional adult

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »

More information

 Explore Andalusia Historic House & Gardens during guided house tours and self-guided garden tours every Monday and Tuesday, April - October (closed holidays). This National...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia, PA  19020
View map »

More information

Explore Andalusia Historic House & Gardens during guided house tours and self-guided garden tours every Monday and Tuesday, April - October (closed holidays). This National...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House and Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia, PA  19020
View map »


Website »

More information

Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
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Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Website »

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Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Website »

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This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern
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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 267-928-4297
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Switch up your happy hour plans this summer and join Stillpoint Yoga & Float for their free 8-week introductory outdoor yoga course, followed by weekly post-class specials from KOP Town Center...

Cost: 0

Where:
King of Prussia: Town Center
155 Village Dr, Ste 100
King of Prussia, PA
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
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N.C. Wyeth's surpassing gift for narrative made him one of the most famous illustrators of all time. But his narrative talents can also be found in the letters that he wrote-letters that...

Cost: $20; $15 members

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Join us for an evening of out-of-this-world astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows,...

Cost: $10 for Individuals $5 for Members

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Phiadelphia , PA  19103
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Sponsor: The Franklin Institute
Contact Name: Noah Lattanzi
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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
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Contact Name: John Bletch

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Get your drink on AND your think on, because Misconduct Tavern is hosting its weekly Wednesday night Quizzos starting at 8 PM. Bring your friends and come get ready for fun games, drinks, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
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The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
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Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
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Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Website »

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The public is invited to an artist reception for the 3rd Annual Summer Fellow Exhibition featuring work by Ibiyinka Alao and Katie Knoeringer on June 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Arts...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
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Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
Website »

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The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600

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The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
Website »

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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

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American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

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Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
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Website »

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Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6700
Website »

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Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
Website »

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Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
Website »

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Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” says Horton the elephant in Dr. Seuss’s beloved “Horton Hears a Who” and this message carries throughout Upper Darby...

Cost: $9-$13

Where:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
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Sponsor: Upper Darby Summer Stage
Telephone: 610-622-1189
Contact Name: Ryan Stone
Website »

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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Website »

More information

New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
View map »

More information

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Website »

More information

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Website »

More information

This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
Website »

More information

Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 267-928-4297
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

More information

Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern
Website »

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Oakland painter Muzae Sesay and local artist Glossblack will kick off Mural Arts Philadelphia's newest speaker series: Artists in Conversation. This collaborative program with the Parkway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Contact Name: Mural Arts

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FREE Summer Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA. WEDNESDAYS in July & August at 7:30 p.m. Outdoors, Rain or Shine. Bring a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Route 23
Valley Forge, PA
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Sponsor: Washington Memorial Chapel
Telephone: 610-265-5211
Contact Name: Doug Gefvert
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You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about...

Cost: $26-$43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Sponsor: Act II Playhouse
Telephone: 215-654-0200
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Get your drink on AND your think on, because Misconduct Tavern is hosting its weekly Wednesday night Quizzos starting at 8 PM. Bring your friends and come get ready for fun games, drinks, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »


Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

More information

Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
View map »


Contact Name: John Bletch

More information

1999 Directed by Robert IscoveWith Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen. No...

Cost: Free

Where:
FringeArts
140 N Colombus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215.413.9006
Contact Name: FringeArts
Website »

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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

The public is invited to an artist reception for the 3rd Annual Summer Fellow Exhibition featuring work by Ibiyinka Alao and Katie Knoeringer on June 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Arts...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
View map »


Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
Website »

More information

Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Website »

More information

Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
Website »

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600

More information

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6700
Website »

More information

Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Website »

More information

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

More information

The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
Website »

More information

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
Website »

More information

Beginning July 18th, your local neighborhood beauty expert Bluemercury will kick off ‘Love Your Hair’ Events in stores – and on Bluemercury.com!     Whether...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bluemercury
1707 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Bluemercury
Telephone: (215) 569-3100
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Philadelphia is the No. 10 ‘Most Facial Hair Friendly City in America.’ To celebrate, men’s grooming leader Wahl will park its 30-foot mobile barbershop at Liberty Place on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Liberty Place
Chestnut Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »

More information

Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

Become a Museum Explorer at the Brandywine River Museum of Art! Join us for an interactive gallery tour with art activities for children 2-8 and their grown-ups. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free for members; non-members $5 per child with one adult admitted free per chil

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
Website »

More information

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” says Horton the elephant in Dr. Seuss’s beloved “Horton Hears a Who” and this message carries throughout Upper Darby...

Cost: $9-$13

Where:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
View map »


Sponsor: Upper Darby Summer Stage
Telephone: 610-622-1189
Contact Name: Ryan Stone
Website »

More information

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
View map »

More information

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Website »

More information

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Website »

More information

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Website »

More information

This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
Website »

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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern
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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 267-928-4297
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Wayne Art Center's Student Works 2019 features original artworks created by current adult WAC students, and includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, craft, ceramics, stained glass, fiber,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
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Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Telephone: 610-688-3553
Contact Name: Kitty McQuaid

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Enjoy outdoor dining, extended shopping hours, live music, strolling entertainers, and children’s activities in charming downtown Kennett Square. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Historic Kennett Square
Telephone: 610-444-8188
Contact Name: Tara Smith
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  Join us every Thursday from May to October as the Town Center transforms into an outdoor concert venue showcasing local live artists on the green space. Bring a blanket and enjoy free...

Cost: 0

Where:
King of Prussia: Town Center
155 Village Dr, Ste 100
King of Prussia, PA
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
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Philadelphia Sculptors is hosting a fundraiser on Cruiser Olympia July 18, 2019 to fund the upcoming exhibition: Flow.   Tickets for the event include catering by Puyero...

Cost: $75

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sometimes the memories we yearn to revive remain just beyound our reach-childhood stories, vanished rooms, words on an elementary-school chalkboard. With his masterful evocations of story and...

Cost: $20; $15 members

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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American history is the history of dialogues among the many peoples who have called—and call—America home. Highlighting The Rosenbach’s remarkable collection of books,...

Cost: $15 general admission, $13 seniors, $10 students, free for members

Where:
The Rosenbach Museum and Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-732-1600
Contact Name: Rosenbach Museum and Library
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As temperatures soar outside, residents of West Chester can enjoy free jazz inside. Every summer for the past 34 years, alumni from West Chester University’s premiere jazz ensemble, The...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Chester University Emilie K. Aspludh Hall
700 S. High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
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Telephone: 610-436-2266
Contact Name: West Chester University Emilie K. Asphlundh Concer

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“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” says Horton the elephant in Dr. Seuss’s beloved “Horton Hears a Who” and this message carries throughout Upper Darby...

Cost: $9-$13

Where:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
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Sponsor: Upper Darby Summer Stage
Telephone: 610-622-1189
Contact Name: Ryan Stone
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You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about...

Cost: $26-$43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Sponsor: Act II Playhouse
Telephone: 215-654-0200
Contact Name: Box Office
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Get your drink on AND your think on, because Misconduct Tavern is hosting its weekly Wednesday night Quizzos starting at 8 PM. Bring your friends and come get ready for fun games, drinks, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
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Contact Name: John Bletch

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  Join us select Thursday evenings from May – September as the Town Center transforms into an outdoor movie theater streaming new releases and beloved classics sponsored by WSFS Bank....

Cost: 0

Where:
King of Prussia: Town Center
155 Village Dr, Ste 100
King of Prussia, PA
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
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The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
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Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
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Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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The public is invited to an artist reception for the 3rd Annual Summer Fellow Exhibition featuring work by Ibiyinka Alao and Katie Knoeringer on June 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Arts...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
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Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
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Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6700
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
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American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
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This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
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The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600

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Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
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Beginning July 18th, your local neighborhood beauty expert Bluemercury will kick off ‘Love Your Hair’ Events in stores – and on Bluemercury.com!     Whether...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bluemercury
1707 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Bluemercury
Telephone: (215) 569-3100
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
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Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” says Horton the elephant in Dr. Seuss’s beloved “Horton Hears a Who” and this message carries throughout Upper Darby...

Cost: $9-$13

Where:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
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Sponsor: Upper Darby Summer Stage
Telephone: 610-622-1189
Contact Name: Ryan Stone
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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
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New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
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World Music children’s performer DARIA (Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou) has spent almost three decades performing in the USA and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Penn Museum
Telephone: 215-898-4045
Contact Name: Jill DiSanto
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Suki's favorite possession is the blue cotton kimono her grandmother gave her last summer, and Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school no matter what anyone says. When it's...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Penn Museum
Telephone: 215-898-4045
Contact Name: Jill DiSanto
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Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Join Independence Seaport Museum, James Lancel McElhinney and guest speakers for a series of Lunch and Learn meetups to explore his installation,O.T.W. – On the Water: The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Independence Seaport Museum
Telephone: 215-589-7183
Contact Name: Emily Charles
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This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
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Halo: Outpost Discovery is an innovative, new touring fan experience for all ages, that brings the Halo video game universe to life like never before. This weekend-long event lets you step into...

Cost: Starts at $55

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Archer St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: 343 Industries & Herschend Live
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Come out and enjoy time with family, friends, and pets! All guests will have access to a variety of foods from guest food truck and locally crafted beer from Bald Birds Brewing...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Bald Birds Brewing Co.
970 Rittenhouse Rd Suite 400
Audubon, PA  19403
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Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha
Telephone: 267-563-0120
Contact Name: John Goncalves
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Pack a picnic and call your friends / family for an early evening of watching the sport of kings at the Brandywine Polo Club each and every Friday Night at 5pm from May 26-Sept 30, 2019, gate opens...

Cost: $15

Where:
Brandywine Polo
232 Polo Rd
Toughkenamon , PA  19347
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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern
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Cheer up, it’s Happy Hour! Enjoy your favorite discounted beers n’ bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Misconduct Tavern has your post-work cravings covered...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 267-928-4297
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Board Game Night is traveling all the way to Philadelphia! Join Independence Seaport Museum and Tiki Tiki Board Games for a night of fun and games in the newly opened Riverview Tavern as part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Independence Seaport Museum
Telephone: 215-589-7183
Contact Name: Emily Charles
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Wayne Art Center's Student Works 2019 features original artworks created by current adult WAC students, and includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, craft, ceramics, stained glass, fiber,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
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Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Telephone: 610-688-3553
Contact Name: Kitty McQuaid

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West Chester University presents 50th Anniversary Celebration of Apollo 11.  We invite everyone to join us for an evening of activities including a keynote presentation,...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Chester University, Main Hall
720 S. High Street
West Chester , PA  19383
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Contact Name: karen Schwarz

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We love Blueberry Festival so much, we can’t fit it in two days! Come get a sneak peek of this year’s Blueberry Festival at Design After Dark. Enjoy cooler temperatures while you tour...

Cost: $15 - Non-Members: Includes (2) drinks $10 - HBMS Members: Includes (2) drinks F

Where:
Luckenbach Mill
459 Old York Road
Bethlehem, PA  18018
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Sponsor: Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
Telephone: 800-360-8687
Contact Name: Caitlin Nelson
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Enjoy live music in the Brandywine River Museum of Art's courtyard with artist Melanie Brulee. What most might all Americana, folk-rock or country music, Toronto-based Melanie Brulee colors her...

Cost: $20, $18 members

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Plant your #FlipFlopNation flag, crack open a cold beer and embrace your inner beach bum at Victory Brewing Company’s beach pop-up at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
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Sponsor: Victory Brewing Company
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One of the treasures of African cinema, Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty’s long-delayed follow-up to his canonical Touki Bouki is a hallucinatory comic adaptation of Swiss...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
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You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about...

Cost: $26-$43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Sponsor: Act II Playhouse
Telephone: 215-654-0200
Contact Name: Box Office
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Get your drink on AND your think on, because Misconduct Tavern is hosting its weekly Wednesday night Quizzos starting at 8 PM. Bring your friends and come get ready for fun games, drinks, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »


Telephone: 215-732-5797
Contact Name: Misconduct Tavern

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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
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Contact Name: John Bletch

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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
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NOTE 6AM Start Time Part III of our Conservation Photography Workshops is all about getting close to your subject. With Digital SLR cameras, or iPhones, and Macro lens, we will meet bright and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Rushton Conservation Center
915 Delchester Rd
Newtown Square, PA  19073
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Sponsor: Wilistown Conservation Trust
Telephone: 610-353-2562
Contact Name: Kat Gord
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The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central - Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Website »

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Gateways to Nature, May 11 – September 2, 2019   Showcasing Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum, Tyler’s outdoor...

Cost: Adults (18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Youth (3-17): $9; Military and students

Where:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Sponsor: Tyler Arboretum
Telephone: 610-566-9134
Contact Name: GARY BLOOMER
Website »

More information

Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippos, Button and Genny, just opened their newly renovated home and welcomed new friends to Hippo Haven, just in time for summer break! In addition, Adventure...

Cost: $22-30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Website »

More information

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the...

Cost: General admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6700
Website »

More information

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

More information

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment....

Cost: General Admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Contact Name: National Constitution Center
Website »

More information

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy's King...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

The Philadelphia Foundation is awarding $1 million through a Key to Community grants initiative in which nine Greater Philadelphia nonprofits will be selected by public vote. Let your voice be...

Cost: 0

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Area
, PA


Sponsor: Philadelphia Foundation
Telephone: 646-508-5649
Contact Name: Trevor Copeland
Website »

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Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different...

Cost: Included with Admission

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 215-925-2800
Contact Name: Tessa Coberly
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Now through July 28, 2019 Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Calling all ninjas in training! NINJAGO: Master Wu's Mission is kicking off on July 20th and running through September 2ndat LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia (the ultimate LEGO-themed...

Cost: $19.95

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall 500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
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Embark on a globetrotting expedition where dinosaurs reign throughout the land. Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the...

Cost: Additional $5 with General Admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics – active-lifestyle brand that merges fitness and fashion for the best of both worlds invites you to the grand opening party to celebrate the opening of their new...

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Fabletics at King of Prussia Mall
160 N Gulph Road
King of Prussia , PA  19406
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Beginning July 18th, your local neighborhood beauty expert Bluemercury will kick off ‘Love Your Hair’ Events in stores – and on Bluemercury.com!     Whether...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bluemercury
1707 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Bluemercury
Telephone: (215) 569-3100
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Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is free for the whole month of July! Stop by with your family and friends to learn about Jewish American history and culture!

Cost: Free

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: 215-923-3811
Contact Name: Alyssa Stuble
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum, Garden &...

Cost: $20 adults

Where:
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
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A daylong celebration commemorating the momentous anniversary! Tour the Institute’s lunar lander test small-to large-scale rocket demonstrations including Alka rockets, straw rockets, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: The Franklin Institute
Contact Name: Noah Lattanzi
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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GiveBack is back! This summer, NLM's unique family volunteering program returns with a brand-new project focusing on mindfulness hosted by wellness educator Stacy Mandel of Bubbles &...

Cost: $20 for 2 adults and 1 child; more adults or children just $5 each!

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 215-925-2800
Contact Name: Tess Coberly
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Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Truck loads of food are coming to Linvilla Orchards for a Food Truck Frenzy! We are partnering with a number of food trucks to bring you this exciting Linvilla event.   We’ll have...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
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New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia, PA  19020
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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly...

Cost: Free with Barnes General Admission

Where:
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Mural Arts Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-685-0750
Contact Name: Mural Arts Philadelphia
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Muster your spirits with The New Jersey Fife and Drum as they perform music that would have been played by a Fife & Drum Corps during the Revolutionary War.   What was the...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
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Providence Animal Shelter is coming to Linvilla! This is your chance to meet your forever friend! Dogs will be available to adopt from 11am until 2pm. PAC adoptable dogs will be the only pets...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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New this year, Open Saturdays provide four special opportunities for you to visit Andalusia Historic House & Gardens on the weekend. Located just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia is a hidden...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Andalusia Historic House & Gardens
1237 State Rd.
Andalusia , PA  19020
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Uhuru Furniture 25th Anniversary Victory Celebration Block Party Sat. July 20th, 12noon-5pm. Live Music, DJ, Vendors, Speakers, Children’s Activities, Food, Furniture Sale. Featured Speakers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles
832 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Contact Name: Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles
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Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.   A recurring question surfaced in both public and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art in City Hall
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
2nd + 5th Floors
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This free, day-long event brings a day of jazz and more to the community and features family friendly activities, food trucks, specialty vendors, and community resources. The event will be held...

Cost: Free

Where:
Saunders Park Greene
39th and Powelton
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: People's Emergency Center
Telephone: (267) 777-5880
Contact Name: Trish Downey
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We are excited to announce People’s Emergency Center’s (PEC) 13th Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival, which will celebrate the “Hometown Philly Sound” of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Saunders Park Greene
3901 Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: People's Emergency Center
Telephone: 267-777-5811
Contact Name: Trish Downey
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This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has ever been displayed together. The flags feature 32...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
Contact Name: Museum of the American Revolution
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Halo: Outpost Discovery is an innovative, new touring fan experience for all ages, that brings the Halo video game universe to life like never before. This weekend-long event lets you step into...

Cost: Starts at $55

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Archer St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: 343 Industries & Herschend Live
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Join us for a free Record Fair on Saturday, July 20 from 1-7pm on Innovation Plaza (along 37th Street between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets), featuring vinyl record vendors, great music, and good...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
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Tantalize our judges with your own Best Blueberry Dessert recipe for the Blueberry Festival's Culinary Contest at Blueberry Festival 2019! Adult Contest will be held on July 20 at 2pm. Kids 15...

Cost: Registration for the contest is free, however admission to the festival is st

Where:
Burnside Plantation
1461 Shoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA  18018
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Sponsor: Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
Telephone: 800-360-8687
Contact Name: Caitlin Nelson
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Wayne Art Center's Student Works 2019 features original artworks created by current adult WAC students, and includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, craft, ceramics, stained glass, fiber,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
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Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Telephone: 610-688-3553
Contact Name: Kitty McQuaid

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Wine is an important part of Italy’s magic. In this class, we will explore some major Italian wine regions and a variety of white wine styles – from refreshing to complex – beyond...

Cost: $40

Where:
What Am I Drinking?! wine education studio
28 Summit Grove Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
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Sponsor: What Am I Drinking?! Wine Education Studio
Telephone: 484-383-3259
Contact Name: Serena Zelezny
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A series of murders in a small Illinois town leads a local police officer to dig deeper, uncovering a sinister scientific experiment at the university. Alternately titled Dead Kids, Strange...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lightbox Film Center
Telephone: 215-895-6590
Contact Name: Box Office
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The Spotlight Concert Series is thrilled to announce the second concert of the season featuring three award winning singer songwriters on Saturday, July 20th at 7:00PM. Join us for "On The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trinity Presbyterian Church
640 Berwyn Ave
Berwyn, PA  19312
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Sponsor: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Telephone: 484-639-9273
Contact Name: John Ward
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Join us for outdoor movies at 8pm on Friday nights. Free popcorn for the whole family. Bring your own blanket or chair. July 5 Disney’s Monster University, July 12 Toy Story 2, July...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St Matthew’s Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd
Wayne, PA  19087
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Contact Name: John Bletch

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You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about...

Cost: $26-$43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Sponsor: Act II Playhouse
Telephone: 215-654-0200
Contact Name: Box Office
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In our inaugural production, The Phoenix Theatre presents William Shakespeare's, The Tempest.  Shakespeare's final play begins as Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been...

Cost: $0-25

Where:
The Phoenix Theatre at SALT Performing Arts
1645 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA  19425
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